Your wedding photos will tell the beautiful story of one of the most wonderful days of your life. Your wedding photographer will be taking photos throughout the entire day but you want to make sure they capture all the special photos you want. So what types of photos would be great shots to get? We have gotten some great advice on photos every couple should take from many amazing wedding photographers, some of them SnapKnot photographer members.
Check out these seven wedding photos every couple should take with quotes directly from the photographers themselves!
1. First Look
Cyd with Bayou Rose Photography said,”Julie and Ryan’s first look was absolutely the most emotional first look I’ve ever captured. From the second I met these two, I could feel how much they loved one another, and I was so happy to be able to capture the moment that they first saw one another on their wedding day. Every time I look at their photos, I smile and feel the emotion of those moments all over again! Couples should all have photos that capture the emotion of the moment they first saw each other on the day they began the beginning of their lives together.”
To see more from Bayou Rose Photography, visit www.bayourosephoto.com.
2. A Scene Setter
Jerome with Jerome Pollos Photography said, “Every couple should have a solid scene setter image from their wedding day. You want to be able to remember why you wanted your wedding held at a certain place and the overall feel it provided. I make sure I step back and look for the vista and elements that make a venue special to the couple.”
To see more from Jerome Pollos Photography, visit www.jeromepollosphotography.com.
3. A Photo in the Sun Set
Michelle with Michelle Huber Photography said, “Take a moment to hop outside with your photographer during the last 10 minutes before the sun sets to capture something spectacular. Hopefully your photographer knows how to properly expose the images for a beautiful effect, The images speak for themselves!”
To see more photos from Michelle Huber Photography, visit www.mhuberphotography.com.
Here are some other great sunset wedding photos you should check out!
4. Photos With True, Raw Emotion
Olya with Olya Steckel Photography said, “I believe in creating a photograph with raw emotions, I want my couples to look back at the photos and not only see them young and beautiful, but also I want them to be able to feel the way they did at that time, happy, carefree and absolutely in love.”
To see more from Olya Steckel Photography, visit www.olyasteckel.com.
Paul with Fotoimpressions agrees. He said, “I think the most essential yet hardest image to capture between couples are real, raw, candid moments of laughter and affectionate interaction. Every couple, regardless of who they pick to document or photograph their wedding will have photographs of themselves together with nice lighting and an attractive pose, but for me, as a photojournalist, I seek to capture photographs that embody and reflect the personalities and interpersonal exchanges that love, spirit, passion, playfulness and desire that truly define a couple’s love.”
To see more from Fotoimpressions, visit www.fotoimpressions.com.
5. A Variety Of Close, Medium and Wide Shots
Gaby with Gaby Chang Photography said, “I feel that every couple should have close, medium and wide shots. It’s very important to capture the day with the right lens. One lens throughout the entire day will not give that WOW effect to that special and unique day. A wide shot will show the scene and the couple will remember their venue or church place… A close shot, will show those little details that sometimes people don’t see.
When I’m taking the couple’s shots, I’m thinking on how will that photo look in an art gallery, or their new home walls. Using the right lens for every single different situation is key in making creative shots.”
To see more from Gaby Chang Photography, visit www.gabychangphotography.com.
6. A Moment Alone
John with John Anderson Photography said, “For me I love to capture the day and let it unfold naturally. However, the only problem with this is that the whole day can pass without the bride and groom being on their own (in good light)! So I always recommend to a couple to make a few minutes to get a great portrait shot but hopefully still keeping things natural – so it’s just a question of finding a bit of space and time rather than doing lots of directing!”
To see more from John Anderson Photography, visit www.johnandersonphotography.co.uk.
Lauren with Lauren DeMoss Photography agrees. She said, “A moment alone – something every couple must capture on their wedding day!”
To see more from Lauren DeMoss Photography visit www.laurendemossphotography.weebly.com.
7. A Precious Moment
John with A Day In The Life Photography said, “On a wintery ceremony in Marietta Georgia, the bride chose to keep the intimate ceremony outside. While Georgia winters overall are usually mild, don’t think for a minute that means it never gets cold! This image was at taken near the close of the ceremony where the groom had been near tears a good deal of the time. As we neared the end, she reached up to blot his eyes…it was a touching, delicate moment that showcases their care for each other. It was truly precious and a perfect moment to remember forever.”
To see more from A Day In The Life Photography, visit www.adayinthelifephotography.net.
Tina with Tina Marie Photography also agrees with the precious moment. She said, “This grooms reaction to his bride was nothing short of amazing. I have never seen such an emotional groom.”
To see more from Tina Marie Photography, visit www.tinamariephoto.com.
Love the expression on that groom’s face? Here are some other photos of groom’s seeing their bride for the first time you have to see!
These truly are some great wedding photos every couple should take! If you are planning your wedding and thinking about the type of wedding photography you are looking for, be sure to listen to these awesome photographers and keep these photo ideas in mind.